Star Wars director confirms The Last Jedi's identity

Jenna Warner
September 7, 2017

Barely two months after the dismissal of Chris Miller and Phil Lord, the duo who was in charge of implementing the spin-off devoted to the youth of Han Solo and who has made a decision to leave the ship in full production, it is the turn of Colin Trevorrow (Jurassic World) from.

Honestly, we shouldn't read this as anything more than a playful joke on Waititi's part. As such, Episode IX now has no director, and talk has turned to Lucasfilm being hard to work with.

Yesterday, news broke that Jurassic World's Colin Trevorrow is no longer at the helm of Episode IX, the last installment of the new trilogy of films that grew out of Lucasfilm's Disney era.

An image of the promotional poster for the next Star Wars movie, The Last Jedi.

A list of directors who've come and gone through the Star Wars universe, all signed because they were reasonably young and hip, most with blockbusters under their belt, and all canned when their new-era vibe crashed into Lucasfilm's (let's be honest, well-established and reasonably successful) plans. Johnson also talked about why it took him a while before he chose to accept the pressures that came with working on a Star Wars movie.

And even when the "Star Wars" powers-that-be aren't into what a director did, they bring in someone to get it right, as was the case with director Gareth Edwards on "Rogue One". They were replaced by Hollywood veteran Ron Howard, the Oscar-winning director of "A Beautiful Mind".

"There's always wiggle room in these movies - everything is from a certain point of view - but coming into our story, he is the actual last of the Jedi", Johnson continues.

Whether it's pictures tweeted out from the set by a director or news of reshoots, the media (especially us here at Business Insider) rush to write it up.

On the other hand, there's no way Star Wars Episode IX is going to be "the last sequel". And if it n 'there was not yet a big plan unveiled beyond the ninth film by Disney, it is thought well that they are thinking about in their offices with air conditioning. Who better to tell the final chapter of Rey's journey from scanvenger to, presumably, Jedi than the director of "Wonder Woman?". While it's true that Hollywood is awash in franchises, it's hard to imagine that audiences will become disenchanted with or straight-up forget about the Star Wars world if we go more than a full 12 months without a new movie.

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